Citizenship is more than a set of rights; those rights come with responsibilities. The liberties that are granted to you along with citizenship can’t be taken lightly and must be defended constantly. Defending your rights as a citizen of the United States doesn’t necessarily mean taking up arms or even starting a campaign; the true shields of liberty in the United States of America are much humbler and much harder to maintain.
Being part of a democracy means that you are in charge, and that comes with responsibility. The president, your congressmen and women, your senators and all your other representatives answer to you, ultimately, and that means that it is your job to make responsible choices. As the president must read his briefings and listen to many different advisors, you must stay informed about current events and consult many different opinions. In this day and age, that … Read the rest